MacBook Pro SSD and HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nerdyiman, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. nerdyiman macrumors member

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    Hi everybody,
    Im getting my mac faster with an SSD, the Kingston HyperX 3K 240Gb.
    I have the MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2012, and i want some help.
    I will remove the Superdrive and put the old Hard drive, but im having so much trouble finding this https://www.ifixit.com/Apple-Parts/9-5-mm-SATA-Optical-Bay-SATA-Hard-Drive-Enclosure/IF107-080-1, so i was wondering if i can stick the hard drive with something like this,[​IMG]
    The SSD provides me this blue piece :
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    There is no way i can find the hard drive kit to put it.... so please if there is a way to hack help me.
    Sorry for my bad english..
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I wouldn't recommend it. There are various cheap options on eBay that will achieve what the optibay does.

    Sticky pads lose adheasion when heat is applied.
     
  3. nerdyiman thread starter macrumors member

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    Can i attach it with the blue thing ?
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    No the mounting points will be miles off that's just a 2.5/5.1/4 drive mounting kit
     
  5. nerdyiman thread starter macrumors member

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    So you are telling me that there is no way to do it without the kit right ? :( :(
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Wouldn't advise anyone use any method other than an optibay or similar
     
  7. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    As Gav said, just go for an optibay kit, they're fairly cheap and are a hell of a lot better than foam tape. The cMBP gets pretty warm inside and I bet you that tape would fail within a few weeks if not days.
     

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